Principal/Sr. Principal Mission Architect Engineer - TS Clearance Required (Satellite/Space Systems)El Segundo, CA

Requisition ID: R10163338

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: El Segundo, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Rotating Shifts (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

This position is for a full-time technical role in El Segundo, CA(100% on site). The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop Test Plans, Procedures, and Scripts for On-Orbit validation and characterization test events

  • Collaborate with wide variety of stakeholders, including Spacecraft and Ground SMEs, and Government POCs to define and finalize test plans

  • Support preparations and execution of training exercises in preparation for test events

  • Support on-console for On Orbit Test activities as Test Specialist and/or Test Director

  • Conduct testing using simulators and resolve discrepancies

  • Work with systems engineers to conduct anomaly review board investigations as necessary

  • Support operations readiness activities including configuration control board and other customer meetings

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Level (T3) - Bachelor’s degree in Physics or Engineering or related STEM field with 5 years of experience in a related engineering field such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace and/or operations

Senior Principal Level (T4)- Bachelor’s degree in Physics or Engineering or related STEM field with 9 years of experience in a related engineering field such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace and/or operations

This position can be filled at Principal or Senior Principal level and include the following qualifications:

  • Must have U.S. citizenship with active or current DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Support operations readiness activities including configuration control board and other customer meetings

  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to make persuasive presentations to external customers at milestone review

  • Experience writing technical documents for external customers

  • Knowledge and experience in satellite operations engineering disciplines to include attitude control, power management, thermal control, propulsion, command and data handling, flight and ground software, and anomaly determination and resolution

  • Experience with developing and presenting briefing slides to senior leaders and executive level personnel

  • Ability to work odd and/or extended hours covering a 24/7 period and periodic rotating shifts

  • Be able to make decisions under high pressure environments and maintain composure in stressful situations

  • Ability to troubleshoot and correct problems in a dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience within a diverse team of engineers/operators

  • Ability to task and manage a group of diversified individuals with varying backgrounds to achieve mission success.

  • Ability to develop and maintain operational procedures, products, and training materials

  • Previous experience with troubleshooting, anomaly resolution and performing analysis on operational systems

  • Support mission simulation, scripting, and verification activities.

  • Proficiency with one or more of the following programming languages/tools: MATLAB, Python, SIMULINK, Fortran, Java, C/ C++ Have an extensive comprehension of different astrodynamics coordinate frames such as ECI and RIC

  • Experience with optimization techniques and their application to trajectory optimization and/or multi-objective optimization

  • Prior aerospace-related work experience for a U.S Government Agency or Contractor

  • Background/fundamental understand of performing statistical analysis

  • Active or current Top Secret/SCI Clearance

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.